Sports history in Black: Usain Bolt sets a new world record

By Mike Patton

Black News & Views

With the last name of Bolt, that person cannot be slow moving. And track and field star Usian Bolt was definitely not slow.

Usain Bolt. Photo credit: Erik van Leeuwen
Usain Bolt. Photo credit: Erik van Leeuwen

He dominated competition in the 100-meter dash leading up to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. And in those Olympics, Bolt again dominated the competition. On August 16, 2008, Bolt ran a 9.69 100-meter race and set a new world record.

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